In the past two weeks there have been several things happen in the genealogical community that will greatly advance your skills and research capabilities on the Internet.
Free Online Resources
Ancestry.com Announces Wiki
Ancestry.com announced several new products today. The Ancestry.com Wiki is a great place for family history education. Built on a
solid foundation of genealogical reference material, the Ancestry.com Wiki is free to read, edit, add to, and discuss. One that
is available now is the online versions of The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and
Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources.
Note these posts will be monitored by certified genealogists so you can be assured of correct information.
The Big News
If you haven't taken a look, you should. Many states have significant numbers of new records in the new beta release of over 300 million records,
including births, deaths, marriages, US and state censuses, probate records, pension records, etc. Some of these only have the indexes at this point; others have images too. www.pilot.familysearch.org will eventually be replaced by this beta site. The LDS library
estimates that it should have all its microfilms digitized within the next ten years. If you have some free time you might like to volunteer to do some indexing
Genealogy Learning Aids
From Family Search
From Ancestry.com Learning Center